Babies born just weeks before they are due may face an increased risk for cognitive and emotional problems, a new study suggests. The findings held up even when the researchers accounted for the mother's
When babies pass through the mother's birth canal, the tight fit temporarily squashes their wee heads, elongating their flexible skulls and changing the shape of their brains. Now, scientists have created
Babies born at home are at increased risk for health problems immediately after birth compared with babies born in hospitals, according to a new study.
However, a certified midwife may make a difference
The number of babies born exposed to addictive drugs while in the womb is increasing, a new study suggests.
Between 2000 and 2009, the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome — a disorder that occurs
For the first time in U.S. history, more than half of all babies born in 2011 were nonwhite, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. This furthers a long-standing trend in the racial makeup of the population,
Amazing Baby Brains
Babies are amazing, and a new study published in May 2012 in the journal PLoS ONE only adds to this view: Babies of ages 7 months and 8 months weed out situation with just the right amount of information
Since the birth of the world's first "test-tube baby," Louise Brown in July 1978, the world has seen an estimated 5 million babies resulting from IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies, researchers
The pitch of babies' cries may provide clues as to whether they are at risk for autism as early as 6 months old, a new study suggests.
The researchers recorded cries from 39 6-month old infants, 21 of